Definition: Lymphoscintigraphy is a technique that is used to determine the sentinel lymph node (first lymph nodes the tumor is draining into).
Also Known As: lymphoscintigram, lymphangiogram
Common Misspellings: limposintigraphy
Examples: During lymphoscintigraphy, a radiologist will locate your tumor, and inject a small, non-toxic amount of the radioactive element technetium and a blue dye into it. While you lie still, a computer records the path of the radioactive material towards the draining lymph nodes. The blue dye will assist the surgeon in finding the sentinel lymph nodes, which will be removed and tested for metastasis. This test is also used to diagnose lymphedema and lipedema.